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Balance for Better: A Stocktaking by Women’s Networks in Tamil Nadu

A one-day meeting on the theme Balance for Better was held in ICSA, Chennai on 5 March 2019 in connection with the theme of the international women’s day. A total of 113 participants (62 women and 37 men) took part, including ten women resource persons and four HRF team members. They were from 55 organisations …

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SDGs and women in Tamil Nadu a Score Card (2018)

SDG & Women Introduction The context SDG 5: A status snapshot SDG 5 monitoring implementation in Tamil Nadu Legal provisions Data sets Read the full scorecard here. SDGs and Women in Tamil Nadu 2018 Scorecard from hrfmedia

Consultation on Monitoring the Implementation of PWDV Act

As part of the campaign in 2017, Tamil Nadu State Consultation on Monitoring the Implementation of PWDV Act was held on 6 December 2017.  Totally 50 participants including protection officers, service providers, counselors, NGOs and victims participated. In the Inaugural Session Chief Guest’s Address was delivered by Qudsia Gandhi, I.A.S., Former Chairperson & MD, (POWERFIN).  Keynote Address …

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16 Days Activism against Gender Based Violence

Women & Media: Challenges & Solutions 16 Days of activism against gender based violence is an annual international campaign from 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). It is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the …

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Advanced Training on Women’s Rights (Manual)

Advance training on Women’s Rights Manual

Status of women with reference to gender based violence in Tamil Nadu

Fact sheet: Status of women with reference to gender based violence in Tamil Nadu Introduction There is an alarming growth in the cases of violence against women all over the world. Around the globe, at least one woman in every three has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Most often …

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Widows dogged by pension woes

Widows dogged by pension woes Complex procedures increase the ordeals of widows who are unable to avail their pension. It’s been four years since Radhika, a resident of Perambur, applied for a widow certificate to be able to avail pension under the social security scheme. However, despite frequent visits to the local tahsildars, office, she …

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Halting Increasing Oppression & Exploitation of Women: Women’s Rights and Strategies to Protect Women

The Workshop on Halting Increasing Oppression and Exploitation of Women in TamilNadu: Women’s Rights and Strategies to Protect Women concluded on 20th September 2014. This Meeting organized by Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation, SNEHA, Law Trust and Centre for Workers Management concluded with the following strategies and action plan. In order to resist and …

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Fact Finding: Rape and murder of a 10 year old girl

Short Description:  On 14-02-2014 night, Thenmozhi (name changed) daughter of Paramasivam was abducted from the house. Next day Mr. Paramasivam got news that child Thenmozhi’s nude dead body was hanging in a neem tree at Chendrayanpalayam’s Perumal Kovil foothills.  Five persons Poobathi, Anandha Babu, Prabhakaran, Bala Krishnan and Anadhan were arrested by police and released …

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